The body of 13-year-old Corey Brown was discovered on Sunday morning, five days after his family reported him missing.

As Dearly previously reported, Brown left his Marshalltown, Iowa, home on Tuesday, January 22, after allegedly having a brief disagreement with his parents, who allegedly took his phone away as a form of punishment.

As Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper told NBC News:

“Anyone with kids has had discussions with their children about household rules. This was a typical parent-teenager interaction. No anger. Nothing extraordinary.”

During the five-day search for Brown, authorities said that the below-freezing temperatures and six inches of snow on the ground made the search more difficult.

Eventually, Brown’s body was discovered less than 1.5 miles away from his home.

He was found “wearing the same clothes he left home in.” Authorities said following the discovery:

“At this time, there is no evidence or information that indicates criminal activity is connected to this. However, this is still an active investigation and all possible scenarios will be thoroughly investigated.”

Now, as KWWL is reporting, the official results of the preliminary autopsy performed on Brown have been released.

According to the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, the teenager “suffered a significant head injury and died because of a blunt force trauma injury.”

As law enforcement reveals, after Brown left his home on Tuesday, he walked to the nearby communication tower, where his body would later be found.

Marshalltown police confirm 13-year-old Corey Brown, who had been missing for several days, was found dead around 10:45…

Posted by KCRG-TV9 on Sunday, January 27, 2019

According to KWWL, it is believed the boy then “climbed over a secure fence to enter the tower site.” After that Brown reportedly “climbed onto the communication tower and fell from an undetermined distance. The fall resulted in a traumatic head injury.”

Despite tentatively determining a cause of death, police say the case remains open until the toxicology report comes back, which could take up to six to eight weeks.

Brown’s family is expected to lay their son to rest on February 1.

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25 Replies to “Teen Who Walked Away From Home in Freezing Temps Has Cause of Death Revealed: Blunt Force Trauma”

  • Linda Lee Rhyshek 8 months ago

    Very sad situation for all involved. RIP young man.

  • Donna 8 months ago

    My sympathy and prayers to all family members, classmates, and school personnel. So sorry for your loss.

  • Johnny Robinson 8 months ago

    May you gather into a better world out there buddy! You may need it. I felt the same the same way. And I’m sorry.

  • kellyadam francis 8 months ago

    God Bless you sweet Child. I’m so sorry for all the sadness. May you all find Peace. My prayers are with you All.

  • Anonymous 8 months ago

    So sorry,for everyone

  • Anonymous 8 months ago

    Fly high dear child. May you never feel sad again?

    • Anonymous 8 months ago

      God bless you for such a beautiful, heartfelt reply.

      There are no words, truly, that can encompass and soothe the eternal pain of a loss such as this. I can only pray that this young man’s soul is at peace and at rest now. I also pray that his family can find solace as well in the knowledge that this was an unintentional, very painful situation that no one could have seen coming. God bless you all and I pray for your eventual healing and recovery from your terrible loss. My heart goes out to you.

  • Nurseelle 8 months ago

    I am so very sorry for your devastating loss. Nothing will ever fill that void but I pray that with the love and support of your family you will be able to eventually find some measure of happiness again.

  • Anonymous 8 months ago

    My heart felt pray go out to the family.remember the good times you share together.many good comfort and love be with you.

  • Sabrina Dempsey 8 months ago

    Sorry for your loss. God Bless

  • Glenda Weekley 8 months ago

    What a horrible tragedy, one that can happen in any family. May the parents find comfort in knowing they were handling a situation in a perfectly normal way and can’t blame themselves for this.

  • sm 8 months ago

    SO sorry! – for this young man’s family. They must be carrying a heavy burden right now, so, hopefully, they have support in their deepest grief. Condolences.

  • Anonymous 8 months ago

    I’m sitting here crying my heart out for this precious child! I have a grandson and worry everyday about something like this happening! My heart is breaking for all of u! My thoughts and prayers will be with this family in the days ahead! Fly with the angels sweet boy?

  • Mary 8 months ago

    My heart is heavy my soul cries from pain. I pray that, the family stay strong. For Corey, you are with the angles, that watches over you. May, Jesus heal the family heavy heart and shield you from your pain. Young Corey, is still with you, where he will always remain,deep in his family hearts and memories. Even though,things won’t be the same, just remember to look up and know that Corey is watching over you. So very sorry for your loss. May, Jesus keep strong and bless always.

  • Cheryl A Brown 8 months ago

    How sad! All over a phone argument? It must have been a doozy.

    • Annette 8 months ago

      Do you think or just type a bunch of thoughtless words together? Try the former a little more frequently for the sake of this world.

  • Martin N Jennings 8 months ago

    Such a sad circumstance. What can one say to a parent who lost their child(nothing). My thoughts and prayers are to all.God bless family/friends. …. …mj

  • Kimberly Davis 8 months ago

    It’s very sad. The truth is no one knows everything that occurred to him after he left his house. Without permission I’m certain of that. My heart goes out to their family members and pray they are guilt free of any wrong accusations against them . Sad loss. No one wins!

    • Anonymous 8 months ago

      I agree with you.

  • Anonymous 8 months ago

    Sorry for your loss can’t amagin loosing one of my kids may god bless you and your family.

  • Cherry Forever 8 months ago

    This is a terribly sad situation. My heart and prayers are with this boy and his family.

  • William conley 8 months ago

    Kid got mad went somewhere unsafe even in good conditions fell to his death and was found days later. I don’t get it even when I was his age I knew better than to just take off from my home at night especially in bad weather. I guess the only silver lining is they found out he didn’t slowly freeze to death likely didn’t suffer much at all with enough head trama to be fatal.

  • Anonymous 8 months ago

    This is heartbreaking. Reminds me of my youngest son when he was a young teen and crawled out onto our 2 story roof and sat there to cool off after having his computer privilege taken away. Fortunately he did not fall. So sad for this family and this child whose life ended tragically.

  • Anonymous 8 months ago

    Life is not fair sometimes. Unfortunate things happen. Good things happen to bad people. Bad things to good people and so on. My heart goes out to this family. It’s a helluva chance we take having kids also. We have high & mighty hopes for our kids but the story does not turn out that way sometimes. Sometimes we birth our own evil problems into this world. So much could be further said but enuff. Very sad story

  • Tonya Pitt 8 months ago

    This is heartbreaking. My condolences to the family and friends.

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